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One hospitalized, pet dead after overnight fire in Columbia

One person is recovering after a fire in Columbia early Monday morning.

The Columbia Fire Department was called to the 200 block of Ruby Lane just before 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Fire crews said a caller reported seeing flames coming from the home. When firefighters arrived they said they did not see any visible flames showing. They said they put the fire out within ten minutes.

Fire crews said one person was home when the fire broke out, although two people live at the residence. They said that person suffered mild to moderate burns in the fire. Emergency crews on scene took the person to the hospital in an ambulance.

A pet cat was also inside the home at the time of the fire and died.

Firefighters on scene told our ABC 17 News crews the house is now uninhabitable.

Officials also told ABC 17 News there was no smoke detector in the home.

Investigators are expected to return to the scene to try to determine a cause.

Stay with ABC 17 News as we continue to follow this developing story.

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